Abingdon Press (April 2012)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
When a relative took her to visit the Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, she felt led to write about the spiritual values and simple joys she witnessed there. She currently resides in Edgewater, FL.
ABOUT THE BOOK
But her longtime friend Jacob has been in love with her for years. He’s discouraged that she’s never viewed him as anything but a friend and despairs that he is about to lose Mary Katherine to this outsider.
Will the conflicted Mary Katherine be lost to the English world, or to Daniel, who might take her away to Florida? Or will she embrace her Amish faith and recognize Jacob as the man she should marry and build a life with?
If you want to read the first chapter of Her Restless Heart, go HERE.
My review of Her Restless Heart:
I think I may have stumbled on a new Amish author that I really like. There are only a few of those and after reading Her Restless Heart, I suspect Barbara Cameron may be another one. I don’t think I will every be able to call myself a fan of Amish fiction, but there are some authors of Amish novels whose books I always look forward to.
Mary Katherine is a very realistic character that I found easy to relate to, surprising because she is Amish. But, I think we have all felt restless at some point in our lives and the pull of something new and different can get quite strong. Mary Katherine is being pulled in two different directions and surrounding that is a delightful and interesting story.
One of my biggest complaints about Amish fiction, and I don’t know why so many authors do this, is that they feel the need to throw too much drama or action into the story. Her Restless Heart was not like that. This story had perfect flow, realistic characters and situations and just enough going on to have the perfect balance that I like so much in a good story. Amish fiction is a genre that is being flooded lately and it can be difficult for an Amish fiction fan to decide which book to pick up next. Take it from a person who is not a fan, Her Restless Heart is a must read for anyone who likes a good story.
This book was provided for review by the publisher.